K/1 Inclusion and ELL
Helping our Newcomer's Sense of Belonging
What K/1 Teachers Can Do for Emergent Bilinguals...
respond positively to children’s attempts;
respond by affirming the children’s attempts to communicate;
respond using a combination of gestures, words, and tone of voice;
speak with families to learn a couple words in the children’s first language;
display and highlight writing in a variety of languages.
Books about Immigration and Welcoming Newcomers
I'm New Here
Book is available in your K Inclusion Kits
Lesson Ideas for "I'm New Here"
Same Same but Different
The Sandwich Swap
Salma and Lily are best friends who like jumping rope, drawing pictures, and playing on the swings together. They also eat lunch together every day, but Salma always eats hummus and Lily eats peanut butter and jelly. One day, Lily tells Salma her sandwich looks yucky, and before they know it, the girls have started a school-wide food fight. Feeling ashamed, Salma and Lily try each other's sandwiches, and find them delicious! Then, they help organize a picnic so everyone at school can try each other's food and learn about each other's culture.
Written by Queen Rania Al Abdullah from Jordan.
Book is available in your Grade 1 Inclusion Kits
Sandwich Swap Lesson Plan
Multilingual Parent Resource Sheets
These resource sheets are available in fourteen languages: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Farsi (Persian),Hindi, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Traditional Chinese, Urdu and Vietnamese.
To download, please click on the PDF symbol for the resource sheet and language you desire.
Note: Each sheet has the equivalent English sheet as page 2.
"Hold On" Brochures
These Brochures can be given to parents to help them see the immense value that their first language(s) bring.